|E. H. Shepard, "A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL" 21 December 1946|
In the sky, stars twinkle, twinkle.
On the ground, people's smiling faces twinkle, twinkle.
My mind also twinkles, twinkles.
As if the dancing angel at Christmas of E. H. Shepard is sprinkling,
it is full of bright light all around.
chatting about this and that,
decorating a tree one by one,
preparing presents thinking about one another,
share and express heart at Christmas.
It is the day
that many beautiful seeds in us are brought up and taken care of.
Depending on what we believe, what we want,
the way we live becomes different.
If one has an ability to hate, one can also love.
If one has an ability to take, one can also give.
If one has an ability to do harm, one can also do good.
If one has an ability to be fearful, one can also be brave.
We just need to change the mind that is 'I'.
Just change it and grow it.
Just now, the sound of birds singing.
Oh, Yes! Cheers for us.
Shoulders back, chest out and
raising up both arms high,
breathing deeply in and out,
I stretch and laugh.
Ha ha ha
Hee hee hee
Hae hae hae
Ho ho ho
Tea Canister, UK 1780-1800